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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 20, 1941, Mason City, Iowa HISTORY tHj OCJ no I Nf 1 3 C i ft i t NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLVII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITKD PRESS FULL LEASED WIKES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 20 1941 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 270 RED TANKS COUNTERATTACK NAZIS Canadian Chief Flies to Britain if M X M AC TO MEET WITH CHURCHILL AND INSPECT FORCE W L Mackenzie Kings First Plane Flight Is to Cross Ocean LONDON Prime Minister W L Mackenzie Kin arrived in Britain by transAtlan tic plane Wednesday to confer with Prime Minister Churchill and other British war leaders and to inspect Canadian armed forces in the British Isles Making the ocean crossing with King aboard a giant fourmotored Liberator bomber were Norman A Robertson undersecretary of state for external affairs Brig George P Vanier and three sec retaries The prime his first flight and Ins first visit to England since he start of the to lake an overnight train to London ivhere headquarters fttr his party have been prepared in a hotel The question of whether King should visit London to discuss co ordination of the empires war ef fort has been the subject de bate in Canadian political circles lor months The debate was given impetus by the fact that Canada was not represented at the recen meeting between Churchill anc President some Canadian circles apparently re garded as a slight A statement on Kings arriva in Britain issued Wednesday in Ottawa said he helped plan tha meeting His own trip lo London the statement said had been scheduled some time ago but was delayed until after the Churchill Roosevelt conference An official announcement dis closed that King the trsl Cana dian prime minister ever to fly the ocean took off Tuesday halt ing for two hours enroutc in New foundland The crossing was made in fair weather and King and his companions said they slept well during the night The prime minister wearing a brown striped suit and a fe dora hat and carrying a cane was the first to step from the biff plane after it taxied to a halt He was smiling broadly A guard of Scots Fusiliers snapped to attention and bagpipers shrilled a welcome On hand at the airport some where in Britain to greet King were Vincent Massoy high com missioner for Canada in the Unit ed Kingdom and Rear Admiral A Bromley of the dominions of fice representing the British gov ernment Well Vinccnl how are you Im glad to see you were Kings first words He expressed satisfaction with his trip saying I dare say I will want to trav el by air everywhere I go after this it has been so delightful King said he could not state his plans until he had had an oppor tunity to discuss a program with L MACKENZIE KING Prime Minister Nazi Plane Is Chased Off Iceland HOPKINS LIKELY DELEGATE FOR STALIN PARLEY Reports Heard of Plan to Fly U S Bombers to Reds via Siberia WASHINGTON W Capitol Hill heard forecasts Wednesday hat Harry Hopkins lease lend ad probably would head he American delegation lo the oint meeting in Moscow of Unit ed States and British officials Premier Stalin of Russia At the same time there xvere apparently authentic reports that arrangements had been made to fly America nmannfaeturert bombing anl fighting planes tn the Soviets both by way if Si beria and over an extension of Ihe newlydesignated south At lantic ferry route to the British forces in the middle cast The details of this arrangement said to involve transport and mill Both Sides Landing Tanks Behind Lines MOSCOW tanks behind the German lines red army forces were reported by tiie official army publication Red Star Wednesday to be throwing Hie enemy back in a strong loca counter offensive on the centra front protecting Moscow The central front counter drive was disclosed as the Germans drove some G5 miles toward Nov gorod on the Leningrad front and as the Russians promised a last man battle in defense of the en circled cities of Odessa on the Black sea and Tallinn on the Bal tic German fourmotored transport airplanes presumably carrying infantry or parachutists were re ported officially to have at tempted to cross the Russian lines canning small tanks on the south ern front where the Germans were said to have failed so far to force a way across the Dnieper river at any point Russian fighter planes shot down three and drove the others back the statement said On the central front Russians landed tanks carry ing infantry over both i crcvs belinF1 the German lines and attacked front and rear the REYKJAVIK Iceland Americanbuilt Tomahawk fight er planes and British figiitin craft pursued a German twinen gined bomber over Iceland Wed ncsday during a 4ominute alarm The German bomber which flew over the cityat 7 a mesr caped into the clouds before it could be overtaken by the pursuit ships No bombs were dropped American navy and army forces as well asBritish forces are in occupation ot Iceland The dispatch failed to specify whether any Americans participated in the chase of the German plane Toma hawk is the name given to he Americanbuilt Curliss P10 fight ers sold to Britain however in dicating that only British pilots were involved routes by PanAmerican Airways were expected to be worked out rte ff1 ialu finally m the Moscow conferences sumably were An apportionment of American military production to Russia par ticularly as to warplanes also was reported listed for discussion A well informed legislator who asked that he remain anonymous said he understood the Russians had prepared a chain of landing fields across not only bombers but the relatively shorterranged fighting planes could be flown to the front Although t h e Paissians were said to be willing to assume the responsibility of delivering the planes this legislator said it was likely that panAmerican would be asked to establish a line simi lar to the route which President Uooscvclt disclosed M o n d a v would be set lip to West Africa and thence to the Mediterranean area This line also would be utilized it was said to take plane through the near east to Russia A FinnishGerman column from the north Leningrad while anothincir cled east ot Lake Ladoga menacing Llie Stalin canal and rait lines A southern llirtisl sweeping IjoLh sides of Lake Peipits pressed toward the city Russians admitted giving up Kingiscpp Another naxi drive was reported at Slaraya Kussa endangering the Lcnin railroad Red Star said The tanks pre by airi planes a maneuver first tried out by the Russians and later re ported adopted bv the Germans The Red Star dispatch said the strong loco counter offensive on the centra front launched on Aug IB and pushed the Ger mans back through five villages The Russians were described as still pursuing the enemy Massey It was understood however DETROIT BUS DRIVERS STRIKE Street Car Conductors Join m Paralyzing Transportation Means DETROIT met ropolitan transportation facilities were paralyzed Wednesday by a strike of AFL bus drivers ant street car conductors which forced defense and white collar workcrs DODGERS GET LARRY FRENCH Terry Moore Cardinal Fielder Hurt Ann Casey Loses in 1 ourney SPORTS BULLETINS BROOKLYN Brooklyn Dodgers announced Wednesday they had acquired Larry French veteran southpaw pitcher from the Chicago Cubs on waivers and hat he would report to Manager Leo Durocher Wednesday after noon Outfielder Tom Tiitum was sent to Montreal ound Slain on Gravestone There seemed little disposi tion among administration sup porters meanwhile to link the projected Hopkins trip to Mos cow with the possible exten sion nf leaselend credits the soviet Remarking that Hopkins ap peared to be better qualified than anyone else to undertake the task of determining Russias need for supplies Senator Pepper DFla said it was his under standing that theSoviets had the resources to finance cash pur chases for a long time to come All that might be needed the Florida senator said would be for MURPHY URGES AID TO REDS Tells K of C Naziism Constitutes Greater Threat Than Communism ATLANTIC CITY N T The Knights of Columbus mili tant enemy of communism had before it Wednesday a plea by Supreme Court Justice Frank Murphy that Catholics and other Christians join in aiding Russia during her war with Germany In a speech before the 1 rater nitys 58th annual son city was defeated by Mrs CARDINAL CENTKIIFIEIDEK KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS Moore ccntcr liclder of the St Louis Cardinals was knocked unconscious Wednes day iu Ihc tlmd inning of thefirs Same of a doubleheader with the Boston Braves when he was hit on Ihe head by a fast ball by Pitcher Art Johnson The Cardinals 2 to 0 ANN CASEY LOSES IN CHICAGO TOURNEY Casey of Ma Justice Murphy asserted naziism constituted greater menace to the church than did communism and that helping Russia at this time wouldnt mean embracing her political and economic doc trines Fifteen hundred delegates rep resenting 41 1000 members of the Catholic order cheered loudly the RFC to make dollar exchange Tuesday night when Justice Mur to walk or hitch hike to their jobs available on Russian gold 4 tha he intended to slay appros mately three weeks and maddi tion to conferences with Prime Minister Churchil and the British war cabinet he expected tn make extensive visits to Ihc Canadian Service was hailed abruptly at I a m when 4000 coach opera tors motormen and conductors affiliated with the amalgamated association of street electric rail way and motor coach employes AFL walked out on the city owned Detroit street railway com mission Thorald Wuori president of the striking AFL union which is in volved in a jtirisdictional dispute with the state county and munici pal workers said his group planncd lo 4ie up cvery Or unt he city sole collective bareain i concern e bargain The Michigan re armed forces in the United director Laurence Blythe I countered with an offer to re i sume operation of the citys 1 650 buses and GOO street cars as I I i 1 T 1 soon as we are guaranteed police Identical Iwms Are protection Wed to Identical Twins lateral holdings The big problem he went on deciding what We stand against communism Lawrence Selz of Chicago i and in the second round of the Wom ens western golf tournament here Wednesday VANDER MEEK WINS FROM PHILLIES 20 Van dcr Mecr pitched and batted Ih Cincinnati Reds lo a 2 to f vic tory over the Phillies in the fir panic rf a doubiclicadcr Wcdncs day ELLERWPA HEAD IS HURT Iowa Administrator Is Unconscious After Auto Goes in Ditch The biMly of Billie Grayson above IS was found uudc propped against a cravcstoiic in a Chandler Okla cemetery A feu hours before the body was foumi her girl friend left tier struffglmc with an unidentified man in an automobile KANSAS CITY Mo Theyre Mr and Mrs Raleigh Kraft and Mr and Mrs Roman Kraft now but you still cant tell them apart Tuesday Raleigh and Roman 35 identical twins of near Wal cott Iowa took bride identical twin married Miss Ruby Martens and Roman mar ried Miss Ruth Martens The 19 year old sisters also are from near Walcott i 1 Samuel T Giiocrt DSR com1 mission chairman denounced the strike as unauthorized because he said the AFL union failed to comply with the law requiring a 30day waiting period in strikes against public utilities At midmorning the CIO union established a picket line around the city hall and accused Mayor Edward Jeffries of deliberately halting the citys strikebound transportation system to aid the URGE FURTHER CUT share oi production should go to the soviet and what to the Brit ish President Roosevelt told his press conference Tuesday that Great Britain and the United States would make a survey of production and needs through 1943 because the war would con tinue through that year if it was necessary A similar canvass would be necessary he said for certain Chinese and Russian re quirements The president said he had dis cussed that subject with Lord Beaverbrook British minister of supply and Hopkins at luncheon He declined to elaborate on his sea conference with Prime Minis ter Churchill other than to ex press the belief that it would re sult in what a newsman called more punch in helping ihe foes of The president turned aside a query as lo whether Churchill seemed confident that Britain could win without American help with the observation that the question was headliney without having sufficient substance but we should not permit this to blind us to our own interest and lo the major fact that the great and immediate threat to our posi ipn and standing as a great na tion is nazi Germany with its inordinate ambitions its hated philosophy and its superb military organization AFL strikers dered buses streets to avoid violence Jeffries had or and cars olf the DIES OF INJURIES Woman Falls From Car Injured Fatally i I ST PAUL Minn Mrs Agnes Mingo 57 Hugo Minn died in St Josephs hospital Safety Council Accepts F R Request to Cut Mishaps Aid Defense CHICAGO national safety council Wednesday an nounced its acceptance of Presi dent Roosevelts commission lo lead a nationwide campaign to reduce accidents that are hampering the national defense program In a letter to the president John Stilwcll president of the council declared that every resource and effort of the council will be utilized immediately to mobilize the safe ty forces of the nation Efficiency of the preparedness program is threatened by a vising accidental death toll that may reach 100000 this year Stihvell said Falls From Bridge at Des Moines Dies DES MOINES OP A man identified as John McGlonc 60 of Des Moines fell to death from the Keokuk and Des Moines railroad bridge at Southwest First and Market streets here Wednesday Police said tile man apparently slipped between the tics on the trestle as he walked across and died instantly of a fractured skull Burlington Man Given 20 Year Sentence for Death of Woman 28 BURLINGTON Karnc Bret Burlington taxicab drive pleaded guilty in district ecu Wednesday morning to a counl attorneys information chargii second degree murder in the deal of Mrs Don C Holt 28 Ft Mad son Iowa and was sentenced I Judge E O iVcwell to serve 20 years in the state prison at Ft Madison Airs Holts body was found in the river soutii of here July 30 GERMAN GAINS ON LENINGRADS LINE ADMITTED Russians Tell of Nazi Use oi Air Borne Troops in Conflict By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS Masses of Russian tanks wera eported by the Germans lo he counterattacking navi lines on lie lower Dnieper river front laic Wednesday while elsewhere on he 1200mile brittle line a Rus sian counteroffensive was said have recaptured rive soviet Mages The locale of the ml armys counteroffensive reported by the official soviet news agency Tass vis not disclosed except that ii vas in a western xissibly on Hie central front guarding Moscow The Germans said roc tanks in large formniions were attacking troops storming up to the Dnieper river in an attempt In cover the retreat of sizable red forces eastward across the viver Adolf Hitlers invasion armies lave tightened the ring on Lenin glad with anotlier 5Qinilc advance the ftussians acknowledged Wed nesday diiving to tlie Novgorod region 10U miles south of the oicl cxaiist capital A red army bulletin also in i1itited that llu Gelmans weir i lieKinnins t USB airborne troops 1 in Hie GO day old conflict rc purlin that a number of hie 4molorcd Junkers transports loaded willi light tanks anil men had been shot GRINNELL ff George 1 teller state WPA administrator fas seriously injured on the back nd chest when his car went into ditch on highway 6 a mile and hnlf west of Grinnell Wcdncs ay A blood transfusion was ordered ly the attending physician at a Grinnell hospital where the in ured man was taken for exam nation The accident occurred shortly jcfore JJ a m and Keller had not Coincidentally British military experts predicted that the Ger mans would make nti unpi ece dcnted use of airborne forces in an attempt to smash ihcir way across the formidable barrier nl the Dnieper river in the southern Ukraine Authoritative London quarters said the German have avoided Ihe mass use of parachutists troop carrying planes and as they exploited in the battle of await just such mi consciousness at noon i cmcigcncy as the Dnieper eme tic hospital reported ing Sheriff Fred Cocliran of German military dispatches said shifik county who investigated j the left wins of General von Run said Keller had swerved his car stcdts army estimated at 1300 Lo avoid slrikinii two boys on jicyclcs when the accident oc curred Cochran said Leslie Rexroal It and Kdwin Kaisand In farm youths were headed for Grinnell lo attend a 1H club baby beef show Keller whose homeis in Iowa City was driving lo DCS Moiiics where the state WPA of fices are located The sheriff said Hellers car ap parently struck the rutbins at the i side of the paving when the Iowa Citian pulled back into his own lane after swerving tr avoid strik ing the cyclers The boys reported he accident imrnrdiatelv the sheriff said Koi I 0011 men was advancing against stiff resistance toward the grcal bend of the Dnieper river site of the bill industrial city of Dnieprro perovsk 11 Advices reaching London in dicated that Marshal Scnicon Hudyeiiny hail succeeded in Avithdrawinp a great many of his troops across the river hut that his forces were liilicvcd to he weak in Rims and depending loo much on cavalry oltifashisinrtl horse Hitlers field headquarters de clared that scnnclltruppen were success leihad been thrown into the fully attacking the few remaininc tencr row athe side nf the road brideghcaits on the west bank of by Jhe crash Second Near Sioux City Dies of Sleep Sickness SIOUX CITY Ti nd Propose Half of Iowa Liquor Profits Go to ities to Pay Police death of the reason here from cn Falls 210 Feet From Scaffold at Sioux City SIOUX CITY Rey nolds of Chicago employed on a smokestack construction project at a utility power plant here was killed Wedncsdav morning when he fell 210 fee from a scaffold He was employed by he Alphoiirr ustodis Construction company of Chicago DES MOINES The citizens A LB I A Henry lax committee began Wednesday a campaign for repeal ot the 1SM243 city budget cut by the council last week to Committee Commo about 25 of Bridgeport Conn died Tucday niyht of auto mobile accident injuries suffered earlier in the day Mrs Commo day night from injuries received when she fell from an automobile her husband was driving When her hat was blown out the win dow Mrs Mingo reached out of member said the reduction was t who was driving had minor injur not enough Report Increase in Horse Sleep Sickness DES MOINES and state bureausof animal industry Wednesday reported unusual in creases in sleeping sickncis among loiva horses There were 2350 the car to grab it The car doorcases 163 deaths and 5R732 ani swung open and she was thrown mals vaccinated from June 1 to headfirst to the pavement Aug 18 official said rcporlccl Wedncs Thc victim was cephalitis day morning Icorge Lcnn a farmer of near Jefferson S Dak He had been ill tsvo weeks The first death of the malady here was that of Robert B Newton Kingsley farmer on Aug Sioux Cityan Crushed by Roll of Newsprint SIOUX CITY Jenk ings a truckers helper was in jured probably fatally Wednes day morning when he was crushed by a 2000 pound roll of newsprint while unloading paper at a news paper plant here Jenkins was standing at the bottom of a 20 foot chute when the giant roll o paper came hurtling down He was crushed from his feet to his I neck Weather Report FORECAST OWA Partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday scattered thundcrshowcrs extreme soutl early Wednesday night little change in temperature MINNESOTA Fair to partly cloudy Wednesday night am Thursday a few widely scattcrcc showers northeast and extreme north Thursday little change in temperature fN MASON CITY GlobcGazcttc weather statistics Maximum Tuesday SI Minimum Tuesday night SB At 8 a m Wednesday fiS YKAR AGO Maximum R7 Minimum tl WATERLOO Resolutions o be submitted to the League ot wa Municipalities late Wcdncs ay afternoon include one calling or diversion of half of the states iquor profits to cities and towns or police protection This proposal was approved by lie resolutions committee headed y City Ally F T Van Liew of It calls for diversion of an rsli malcd SlOOnnoo a year lo cities paid police de triments and slate liquor stores an Iicw said details had not iccn worked out but he believed he legislature would be asked to the Dnieper still held by the Rus sians and it was evident that the grand assault on lie new soviet defense line was about to begin German dispatches said that inxi siege guns were intensifying the attack on Odessa Russias big Black sea port and that increased pressure was nlso being exerted on Kiev the Ukraine capital aerial observers said Odessa har bor was littered with the burned wreckage of ships The Russians noting liitter fighting along Ihc en tire front concerted that thr Germans had advanced to the Gomel sector irmUviy between Smolensk and Kiev as na7l col umns eastward hryoml thr PinsU marshes in a new salient Our troops fought pspecinlly stubbornly in trie Xovgorod and Gomel directions tiie soviet com ipporlion the monev on tiie mimUiiic said of expenditures for police departI wth the German drive to Ihe menls in the various cities sector Leningrad faced Other resolutions call for 1a threeheaded onslaught From greater home rule for cities and ltlc WLstother German columns towns a larger share of road taxes vtrc slrikiiw along tile Gulf nf for municipalities and diversion Finland from Estonia capturing of gasoline taxes to aid cities Hanley Nominated to Head National USWV Kingiscpp the rail gate to Lenin grad vn Monday From the north the German and Finnish forces were pressing down tiie Karelian Ishmus In Berlin Ihc possibility of a sea borne nnzi thrust Baium Rus OMAHA P Cheers greeted sian oil port at the far eastern end the announcement that Joe R of tiie Black sea was envisioned Hanley Perry N attorney k was nominated without opposition nuiTISII rOISKI AT as commander of the United i FPONTIKKS OF IRAN Spanish war veterans at their i Karlher to the southeast British national encampment Wednesday j and liussian troops were reported Hanley a veteran of the Spanishi poised on Ihe frontiers of Iran American and World vvais is a Persia for direct action if the native nf Iowa and a graduate of government at Teheran failed to the University of a i answer British and Russian He ;